AUSTRIAN Federal Railways’ (ÖBB) freight subsidiary Rail Cargo Group has added new corridors to the platform operated by Transporeon, enabling more customers to track their intermodal shipments in real time.

The platform also enables customers to calculate the CO2 emissions of their shipments, using the common methodology developed under the European Union’s (EU) CountEmissionsEU initiative.

RCG services were first added to the platform in March 2023, with the tracking solution successfully tested on pilot routes connecting Germany, Austria and Italy.

With RCG stepping up its collaboration with Transporeon, a Trimble company, customers can now track shipments on RCG’s Eurasia corridor, running from Belgium, the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany and central Hungary to western Turkey.

The Transporeon platform also covers RCG’s Central Europe corridor, connecting North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony, eastern Austria and Hungary with the Veneto region of northeast Italy.

RCG’s East-West corridor connects western Romania and central Serbia with North Rhine-Westphalia and Belgium.

“The increasing demand for decarbonisation is also encouraging shippers to shift freight from road to intermodal transport,” says Mr Christopher Keating, senior vice-president of Trimble Transportation Europe.

“Studies have shown that the lack of integration of rail and intermodal transport with other supply chain solutions is a major hurdle. Through our cooperation with the Rail Cargo Group, we are tackling this problem in a targeted manner.”

“Our strategy is to offer intermodal transport that combines the sustainability of rail with the flexibility of road,” says RCG CEO, Mr Clemens Först.

“Our collaboration with Transporeon is a significant step towards easy and seamless use of these services.”